*Neuwertig – JONES BOOTMAKERS, England, Cap-Toe Oxford: 46E
Classic Cap-Toe Oxford
Made in England
This is the correct shoe with formal and evening clothes or serious business attire. Every gentleman’s wardrobe should contain at least one such undecorated black shoe for important dress occasions. Defines the word “classic”.
Jones Bootmaker was founded London in 1857 by Alfred Jones and his wife Emma. Alfred Jones was one of the first to install electric lighting in his shop and people flocked to the store to witness this new phenomenon. After lights out, Emma and Alfred produced a formidable family from which nine sons apprenticed to the shoe trade. Each of these went on to open his own store and to lead the field by introducing ready-made shoes in 3 different widths, starting what has become the tradition in shoe fitting.
By 1955 the number of shops had outgrown the factory’s production capacity and the company joined the Church’s group. Prada later acquired Church’s and in 2001 Jones was sold to private investors. In 2006 a financial consortium acquired a principal interest in Jones and today, after, mergers & acquisitions, off-shore ownership, the tribulations of the financial markets and the debasement of modern marketeers, Jones offer a pitiable down-market product through Amazon and other exponents of the lowest common denominator but the shoe before us is the fine uncompromising English product which was the pride of the old firm for no less than a century. May they one day again shrug of the bonds of Prada and the other base marketeers.
Size Details:Continental 46E.......UK 11F... ..US 12E, for the medium to somewhat wider foot.
All original, lightly worn with slight creasing only.